Create Change and Be the Few That Represent Many
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From the Realities of Mawlana (Q) as taught by Shaykh Nurjan Mirahmadi.
A’udhu Billahi Minash Shaitanir Rajeem
Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem
I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the rejected one
In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful
Be Proactive to Gain the Attention of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ
InshaAllah, in life be proactive and not reactive. That be aggressive in your dawah (religious propagation), your wanting to serve, your wanting to get the attention of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. Not waiting for a bus to hit you and then email I have all these problems, all these problems, all these problems. That make a stance in which you want to do something good, you want to be promoting, you want to do something to get the attention of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ. And the easiest is to propagate what the shaykhs are teaching. If you like what they’re teaching, post it on your page, share it with five friends, six friends. You know there’s a 100-200 people watching, if they send it to five people, it’s a thousand people. Send the feed to your own page, send it to ten other people, five other people.
We have books that are on Amazon [a voice comes from the audience]. Yeah, hey, there’s me back there too. Have you read the books? Get the books, read the books, post the books on your page and put a nice comment. You’d be surprised with all the thousands of people seven people left a comment. What about the other ones who got the book and decided they don’t want to leave a comment? You can’t say something nice? Or you say, ‘It doesn’t matter.’ If everyone thinks it doesn’t matter, collectively it doesn’t matter for anyone.
Propagating the Love of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ Brings Immense Blessings
It takes just one person to think that, ‘No, it does matter. It does matter for me to show that I love this teaching. I love Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ above all. I love the fact that you’re teaching about that love and that, of course, I want to leave a comment. And of course I want to share it, and of course I want to put out a post that says that this book is ideal for me. This book was wonderful, this post was wonderful, this live zikr is wonderful.’ And you become proactive in life.
Sit on the couch, do absolutely nothing and reactive that, ‘Oh my gosh! I’m being attacked. Oh my gosh! I lost my job. Oh my gosh! I can’t stand my spouse.’ Maybe these good things that we do have an immense barakah (blessing). They don’t cost you anything. It just takes a heart that cares.
You know there was an expression that a person was going and all these starfish had washed up on shore. And it was a young person went to one starfish, ‘Ohhh’ and threw it back into the ocean. And a more jaded person, older person in life came to the younger child and say, ‘You know all these starfishes are washed up on the beach. Why did you take this one and throw it back? What do you think you’re going to achieve?’ And the child responded that, ‘For that one starfish, it meant the whole world. He was saved by me.’ It’s just the small actions that count. If everyone does the small action then it becomes a huge action. But if we’re waiting for one person to do a huge action, that one person never comes.
It’s the Few That Represent Many
It’s a grassroots effort. There’s no country of Malaysia or Brunei who steps in and says, ‘Here’s all the money for your Facebook, for your video cameras, for your internet feeds, for you – all of these expenses. Brunei doesn’t come and send a check but it’s the 200 people who are watching. A hundred who are seriously watching. 40-50 who are really dedicated and watching, reading, and participating. It’s the few that represent many in life. And that’s why Prophet ﷺ described that, ‘My companions are like shining stars.’
أَصْحَابِيْ كَالنُّجُـــومْ بِأَيْهِمْ اَقْتَدَيْتِمْ اَهْتَدَيْتِمْ
“Ashabi kan Nujoom, bi ayyihim aqta daytum ahta daytum.”
“My companions are like stars. Follow any one of them and you will be guided.” Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
Awliya Are Shining Stars That Guide Us
Had the sky been filled with shining stars, there would be no nighttime. It would just be continuous day; Allah (AJ) has a wisdom in that. If you feel attracted to something and you feel that it’s important, it’s real. It has and represents the love that you feel in your heart, then you have to become a shining star. And you have to participate in it because a shining star gives guidance and it doesn’t care somebody likes the guidance, don’t like the guidance. We’re not into popularity and hoping people will say that, ‘We like it and it we don’t like it and then we change what we don’t.’ If you don’t like it, we ban you from your comments and if you like it, ‘Welcome aboard!’ Our choo-choo train is going.
So, inshaAllah, in our lives be more active so that not so much difficulty visits us. And then maybe we can get emails about how things are opening, ‘Everything is great or so much barakah in my life, so many fantastic things are happening.’ Because they tell you about all the bad and then they forget to tell you when things are starting to go good. It’s just a line of you know problem, problem, problem, problem.
Being Active Opens the Heart and Increases Knowledge
But what about with your good character and your good actions that you begin to comment that, ‘Oh! All these wonderful things are opening. My heart is opening. All of this light is coming. I feel that from last year to this year, my level of knowledge is completely something else. It’s like I went from kindergarten to PhD understandings of the love of Sayyidina Muhammad ﷺ.’ The level of understanding of Ramadan, of Muharram, of Rajab, of Sha’ban of all these months and all the realities of what they taught of those months. For some, in one year it was like kindergarten to PhD level in understandings. We pray that Allah (AJ) inspire our hearts. It’s the few that represent many. We’re not waiting for any one big person to change the whole atmosphere. It’s the collective whole of all of the people being involved, feeling that they’re committed to it. That’s a lot of the secret of these logos, these images, these items.
We’re in a world now where we’re all isolated and we’re all alone and shaitan (satan) gets each sheep and puts him to be alone. And when he’s alone, he begin to attack him. And we gave an example before – they took a sheep and they it put in a glass room with a wolf. The sheep was so petrified just by staring at the wolf, it died from stress.
Tariqah is a Global Fellowship
So, this concept that Prophet ﷺ has inspired is that make them to feel like a family. That I feel like I’m a fellowship with them. I listen to them, I watch them, I read the articles, I feel the familiarity. I even have something from them that makes me feel like we’re a group and that we’re together. And it’s the companionship and the fellowship of those whom trying to improve themselves. Tariqahs (spiritual paths) were based on that by going and living near the shaykh and practicing the practices. Now the world is big and borders are more difficult to cross and Allah (AJ) open that now through audio visual technologies.
So, when you have the logo, you have a cup, you have a tasbih (prayer beads), you have something, you say, ‘I’m a part of them. I’m with them. I’m listening to him. I’m reading from this knowledge and this reality and it builds an immense familiarity. So, that you’re not a sheep alone and shaitan come to bother you. That there’s many whom are supporting you. We pray that Allah (AJ) dress us and bless us with more and more understanding, inshaAllah.
Subhana rabbika rabbal ‘izzati ‘amma yasifoon, wa salaamun ‘alal mursaleen, walhamdulillahi rabbil ‘aalameen. Bi hurmati Muhammad al-Mustafa wa bi siri Surat al-Fatiha.
Special thanks to our transcribers for their help with transcribing this suhbah.
Original Date of Suhbah: August 14, 2020
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